Thursday, January 8, 2015

Review - 'Waiting for Mistletoe' by Natasha Lane


Amelia is a private, headstrong yet emotionally-disturbed woman who loves movies and works at a bookstore. She has a good heart, especially toward those less fortunate, but she’s afraid to love and trust.
Tommy is a carefree guy who’s completely smitten with Amelia. The problem is… they’ve never met. He watches her from afar and, when he finally summons the courage to talk to her, he messes up and scares her away. He still pursues and soon she realizes he’s not a bad guy (though he needs to grow a backbone when it comes to his family).
Their romance slowly built over the course of the novella and Tommy slowly cracks through the ice around her heart. Tommy deserves his props for sticking at Amelia’s side when most men would’ve high tailed it out of there because of her bad attitude. Personally, I would’ve left her high and dry. So good job, Tommy. 
Sammy was a great secondary character. He's a kind, giving homeless man and Amelia's only friend. I wish I could've learned more about him and I got teary-eyed over what happened to him at the end of the book. 
This book is written in First Person and I found it confusing at times. (I prefer Third Person.) Each chapter/scene was designated to Amelia or Tommy, so you’d know who was speaking, but sometimes the author wrote in the POV of Michael, Tommy’s best friend. So when I read from Mike’s POV, I thought I was reading from Tommy’s because I’m not used to a side character sharing his thoughts. So I had to reread now and then to figure out what was going on.
Other than a few confusing POVs (which is entirely my issue – other readers may not have a problem with it), the book is well-written without any typos. It’s the first book I’ve read by Natasha Lane and it won’t be the last.
4 Stars.

Disclaimer - Thank you, Natasha Lane, for sending me an ebook copy for an honest review. I am a reader. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape or form for this review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason. 

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